. langevin. >> thank you, mr. chairman. general taylor, secretary bond. you both highlighted some processes that the federal government is implemented or has already implemented to tighten screening of these applicants and refugees and i think we can all agree that this is a -- is vital to ensure that security reviews are as thorough as possible and thorough enough to flag any applicant with derogatory information in government databases however i remain concerned about applicants for whom there is no u.s. source of intelligence but for whom there may be intelligence from our partners. do you share these concerns of what barriers remain to free flow of information between counterterrorism agencies here and those abroad, particularly in europe which i know has stricter or different privacy laws that we have that may restrict that information sharing and we've had testimony both in classified and open sessions expressing that concern. but what can we do to remove them? >> congressman, thank you very much for that very pertinent question and i think i would start out with the legisla
doing. mr. chairman, i yield back. >> thank you, mr. langevin. we proceed to congresswoman niki tsongas. >> thank you. it has been a topic of great importance. as you said, so much of this is is being able to attract the people who have the skill set to sinking this through. it is not easy stuff, that's for sure, at all. and i gather from the testimony i have heard there is a fair amount of comfort level with what dod and the military services have been able to do to put in place appropriate means of training, hiring, and then compensating, even though you have said you may have to come back to us in the future. but you also commented this is an interagency effort. you are working with the department of homeland security, law enforcement, the fbi, the intelligence community. how much sharing across those borders is taking place in terms of the skill set that you need in each of those aspects of this effort? and how comfortable are you with the ways in which you are working together and how they are responding to the challenges they face in terms of personnel? >> i would argue very well.
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